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Old 09-09-2007, 10:30 PM
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Used Sea Tow for the first time ever. I must say I was impressed with them.

I went to start my motor during my fishing trip and when I turned the key I heard a slight POP from under the cowel. I went to raise my motor out of the water using the power trim and nothing happened. I then proceeded to take the cowel off to see whats happening. I noticed when I try to use my power trim I was getting a buzzing noise from the two relay switches. I then tried to start the motor again and I noticed I was getting a buzzing noise from the starter solenoid. The motor is a 1996 200 Evinrude Oceanrunner. My question is that can/does the starter solenoid have something to do with the power trim? Does this sound like a starter solenoid problem? Is there a way I can test this solonoid before going out and buying a new one?

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Old 09-10-2007, 03:41 PM
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Low voltage condition?

Starter should have nothing to do with the T/T.

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Old 09-10-2007, 04:06 PM
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Worth checking that charge on the battery, and then the connections. If low charge or bad connection, when high current devices (trim, starter) are activated, their solenoids are able to get enough current to pull in, but then the higher current device that they enable pulls so much current that the voltage drops to the point that the solenoid drops out -- whole cycle repeats as the voltage immediatelyk rises once the solenoid has dropped out.

Put voltmeter DIRECLTY on the battery posts, measure voltage when turning key. If stays 12 volts, problem is with wiring. If drops to 6-9 volts, problem is with battery.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:42 PM
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I think it was a bad positive connection on the battery. I'm headin out tomorrow I hope its fixed
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